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Who can machine stitch period insignia onto an original tunic?
Old 03-02-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default Who can machine stitch period insignia onto an original tunic?

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I am looking for someone who can do the zig zag machine stitching as done by the Germans during WWII. I have a breast eagle and collar litzen I want sewn onto a tunic. I have the original heer thread to do it with too. I usually stray away from restoring tunics. However, I have noticed that many of the breast eagles on tunics are applied post war. If I am going to restore this tunic, I want it done as professionally as possible. Can any of you recommend someone?

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Old 03-04-2010, 09:01 AM   #2
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Interesting post,

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I'm interested too !!
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:51 PM   #3
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I have heard of some old small time tailors that do this kind of work. However I have never seen it done. One local guy had sent a tunic for repair to one of these fellows out east. All I can say that the work was superb. He reportable uses sewing made pre WWII Europe mfgr. He also has a supply of WWII German thread that he uses. For the same reason as one should expect this fellow does come with a name. Which I guess can understand. The other problem is that old cotton thread is very brittle with lots of thread breakage. There was no glow from the thread on his repairs only some thread breakage.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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Let me know if you can dig up any information on this man. He sounds like the kind of tailor I am looking for.

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If you go to Ft Indiantown Gap (spelling) when they have the re-enactments they have some people set up there with old machines that will stitch on items for a fee...I observed a lady doing this and it seemed to have been done in a period style and I thought it was pretty interesting, so maybe if they have a huge re-enactment in your area you could check it out and bring the tunic there perhaps, or if you know somebody that attends these events.

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Old 03-29-2010, 04:54 PM   #8
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Hmmm.... The re-enactors might be a good idea. We just have mostly Civil War re-enactors down here in Georgia though.

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